{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Ellsbury nursing sore hip, but Yanks not concerned

|
Ellsbury nursing sore hip, but Yanks not concerned play video for Ellsbury nursing sore hip, but Yanks not concerned

KANSAS CITY -- Even if the Yankees had played Monday night, Jacoby Ellsbury would not have been in the starting lineup.

New York's center fielder sustained a slight injury to his right hip in the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday, and manager Joe Girardi planned on keeping him out of the lineup.

It occurred when Ellsbury took an awkward step around first base, legging out a third-inning double.

"He tripped going around first base a little bit yesterday," Girardi said. "His hip's a little sore. We're not concerned about it."

Ellsbury stayed in for the remainder of the game, and before Monday's postponement, Girardi said that Ellsbury would be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español